80

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
It reminds me more of Shane Black's "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang," though ultimately it's darker and more raggedy around the margins. Still, Monahan, like Black and unlike Ritchie, has some feeling for his characters.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Take a stroll down London Boulevard if you enjoy surly, smart, hard-edged British crime movies like "Sexy Beast" and "Croupier."
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
It satisfies not only in the tradition of yarns boiled hard and wry, but as a savvy comment on fame and ambition.
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67

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
As exercises in pulp go, this one yields a solid workout.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
A movie like this lives and dies by its finer details, and London Boulevard screws up by applying the same broad brush to its entire cast, meaning every character gets the same amount of shading.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
That the plot is the problem comes as something of a surprise given Monahan's pedigree. The well-regarded screenwriter ("Body of Lies," "Kingdom of Heaven") won an Oscar for the deliciously conflicted cops and crime twister of 2006's "The Departed."
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50

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
Monahan's debut has verve and charisma, but, in the end, the tension of a late-night pub shrug.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Had the film stood still more often, its stylish gambit would have worked better.
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
This full-clip misfire reminds us of a valuable lesson: Not even talent, tastefully dressed tough guys and a metropolitan backdrop dripping with after-hours menace can compensate for a complete lack of momentum or drama.
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40

Empire

By Kim Newman
Guilty, with one or two mitigating circumstances.
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52 out of 100
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